A Reflection for Pentecost Sunday

This year I will be celebrating Pentecost in a place called ‘An Tobar’, at Ardbraccan just outside Navan. It is a beautiful place with a long history of service to the local community and beyond, particularly to the most marginalised. I came here four months ago as part of a new mission initiative by the Irish Spiritans to create new welcoming spaces as a small response, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to the faith challenges of a changing Ireland.

A Reflection for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

I had just commemorated 40 years of my first arrival in Brazil when I received an invitation to write a personal reflection on the Ascension of Jesus. Over the years, with an average of 3 weekend Masses, I have probably given well over 100 homilies on the Ascension Feast.

A Reflection for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Apart from watching TV shows of shepherds at sheepdog trials, something that always enthrals me, I can’t say I’ve seen many shepherds in Ireland. Early this year I was in Kenya, visiting a fellow missionary.